Get Talking Speech Program

Communication is the foundation for all learning

Encourage your child’s language skills now to help them get talking. Get Talking speech program gives parents the tools to support and encourage the speech and language skills their young child will take to adulthood.

The secret to happy, healthy social kids

What we want most as parents is for our children to be happy and healthy. And we can give them the best chance to be both these things by proactively supporting our children to be social, make friends, and enjoy learning.

At the core of this is communication. Learning to communicate effectively is more than being able to speak to have our needs and wants met. It also means being able to listen to and understand language, as well as successfully using language to convey our thoughts and opinions. Supporting our children to have a strong language foundation helps them to successfully participate in day-to-day life both at home and out in the world.

What many parents don’t realise is that their actions can start having an impact from the day their baby is born.

5 communication skills  all children need

  • Can maintain eye contact when communicating
  • Pays attention and can listen when in conversation.
  • Able to understand others communication
  • Able to use language appropriate for age to express wants, needs and share experiences
  • Can be understood by others (appropriate for their age)

Understanding your impact at each age and stage

Get Talking is a self-paced speech program of 8 modules designed to give parents and caregivers the tools they need to encourage and support young children as they develop speech and language skills. The program teaches you strategies that can be incorporated into daily family life, and once you are familiar with the ideas, it’s just a matter of using them appropriately as you spend time with your child each day. 

Are you feeling worried about your child’s communication development? Get Talking can help here too. The program was created in collaboration with speech and language pathologist, Sonia Bestulic and will show you the key skills and strategies she has been teaching families in her practice for over 20 years.    Sonia also addresses common areas of concern – and the next steps you can take. 

This expert-designed program will help you:

  • Discover how children of all ages learn to understand language and learn to talk.
  • Recognise age-and-stage language development milestones
  • Develop techniques you can use every day to encourage your child’s language development
  • Learn how to use interactive book sharing to boost your child’s language skills, empathy, and critical thinking.
  • Select books your child will love to read with you
  • Recognise any communication development red flags

What you get with Get Talking

Watch-and-learn videos

Powerful strategies to strengthen your child’s listening, attention, first words, extended sentences and vocabulary.

Milestone guides to download

Learn to recognise your child’s age-and-stage developmental milestones.

Guide to best books by age and stage

The best books for reading together at each age and stage.

9 learning modules

Learn the techniques you need to support your child’s language development.

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Online learning to complete at your own pace at the times that best suit you.    Jump ahead and back as often as needed.
Module 1

Why it’s important for parents to help strengthen their child’s communication

Module 2

Understanding normal typical speech and language development

Module 3

How pre-verbal communication works

Module 4

6 simple strategies you can use to help those first words and beyond

Module 5

The power of interactive book sharing (and how to do it)

Module 6

Reading time: Our best age-and-stage book recommendations

Module 7

Common red flags in speech and language development

Module 8

Get Talking speech program FAQs

Module 9

You have completed the Get Talking speech program

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Get Talking?

Get Talking is a self-paced speech program designed by speech and language pathologist, Sonia Bestulic to give parents and caregivers the tools they need to encourage and support young children as they develop speech and language skills.

The program has been designed for babies from birth to four years and can be started at any stage.

The 9 modules of Get Talking are self-guided so you can work through the program as fast or as slow as you like. And you can always return to completed modules if you need to.

How do I join the program?

It’s super-easy! Just click here, follow the prompts for payment, check your emails and you are done.

Will I have to set aside time to implement the changes?

Most of this program offers practical ideas and strategies that can be incorporated into daily family life, and once you are familiar with the ideas, it’s just a matter of using them appropriately as you spend time with your child each day.

How long do I get access to the program?

You will have access to the program for 12 months – during that time you can refer to the modules as often as you need.

What do I get in the Get Talking speech program?

Get Talking is a practical program that gives parents and caregivers plenty of strategies and suggestions when it comes to nurturing those speech and language skills in young children.

In this program, you will get:

  • 9 learning modules that will guide you to help your child develop age-appropriate developmental skills
  • 7 how-to videos demonstrating ways to support and encourage your child’s speech and language
  • 4 communication milestones you can download and keep:
    • Birth – 12 months
    • 1 – 2 years
    • 2 – 3 years
    • 4- 5 years
  • 4 recommended books lists you can download and keep:
    • Birth – 12 months
    • 1 – 2 years
    • 2 – 3 years
    • 4- 5 years

Would the Get Talking program help a child who has a stutter?

Treating a stutter requires more specific instruction. The program is not going to hone in on that area. You may like to book a one-on-one screening call with Sonia to get her advice on how to proceed with help for a stutter.

How old does my child need to be to do the program?

The Get Talking speech program is designed for young children – from birth to 4 years. Because the content is organised by age and stage, you can start the program at any time during the first four years.

How long does it take to complete the program?

Because this program is aimed at young children from birth to four years, and the content is organised in ages and stages, this program works as a companion guide through these first years of life. You may want to revisit the modules over time to to try something new, or perhaps because your child has developed a new skill.

I think my child needs speech therapy - can I use this program instead?

The Get Talking program enriches the foundation of overall communication development and can be used as an additional resource rather than as a replacement for any speech therapy services.

We don't speak English at home - can we use this program with our child?

This program can be applied to ANY HOME LANGUAGE.

No matter what language you speak at home, what is important is that your child develops strong language skills. Ensuring that your child is successfully developing their language skills in your home language will allow them to effectively develop the community language.

What resources do I get?

You will be able to download and keep a number of resources including:

  • 4 communication milestones printables
  • 4 recommended books lists to get the most out of reading time

Give your child the best start

This program will teach you proven techniques and strategies that really work to encourage children to develop and strengthen speech and language skills on their journey to starting school and beyond.

$ 45.55

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Meet Sonia Bestulic, Get Talking expert

Sonia Bestulic is the Founder of Talking Heads Speech Pathology and Principal Speech and Language Pathologist. Sonia is extremely passionate about early intervention, having personally delivered speech and language screenings to childcare/ preschool and school settings over many years. Her proactive attitude ensures timely identification of any speech, language and learning difficulties.

Sonia developed Get Talking, in collaboration with Babyology, with the aim of sharing with families what she knows really works when it comes to encouraging children to develop speech and language skills.

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BONUS OFFER WITH PROGRAM PURCHASE

Access your 20 x minute support session with Sonia Bestulic for just $30

This exclusive session gives you real-time support, the chance to have your specific questions answered and will set you on the right path to success. (Only available with program purchase). Link to redeem offer will be sent with program purchase confirmation email.

$ 45.55

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